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Edward J. Wehmer

Ex Officio Director
Founder & CEO, Wintrust Financial Corp.

Edward J. Wehmer is the Founder & CEO of Wintrust, and an ex officio director of each Wintrust Community Bank. Offering a unique perspective, he’s a board member who is also a leader of the Company, providing valuable insight into management and operations, as well as historic context. Passionate about this area, Ed sits on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Archdiocese of Chicago, among other leadership roles, and is an avid fan of our hometown teams.